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IS exploited Turkey's Syria invasion, drawdown of US troops - Pentagon report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Islamic State has exploited Turkey's incursion into northeastern Syria and the drawdown of U.S. troops from the region, according to a report published on Tuesday by the Pentagon's Inspector General, adding that the militant group will likely have the "time and space" to target the West.

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Turkey says Kurdish YPG militia kill three despite ceasefire deal

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's defence ministry said on Tuesday Kurdish YPG militia had killed three people and wounded eight in a missile attack on a school in the Tel Abyad region of northern Syria which they were meant to have withdrawn from under a ceasefire agreement.

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Explosion in Syrian town on Turkish border kills 13

ISTANBUL/BEIRUT (Reuters) - At least 13 people were killed and more than 30 injured in the Syrian town of Tel Abyad on Turkey's border after a car bomb exploded in a market on Saturday, according to Turkish state media and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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U.S., Turkey agree Ankara to primarily control Syria 'safe zone'

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey will primarily enforce a "safe zone" in northern Syria, according to a joint statement with the United States after high-level talks in Ankara at which the sides agreed the Turkish military would pause attacks against a Kurdish militia.

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Kremlin tells Turkey to ensure Syria operation is proportionate

RIYADH/MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin complained on Monday that Turkey's incursion into northern Syria was "not exactly" compatible with Syrian territorial integrity, and Ankara should ensure its actions were proportionate.

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Timeline: Turkey’s military operations in Iraq and Syria

(Reuters) - Turkey's armed forces have conducted several large-scale military operations over the decades in northern Iraq and northern Syria against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Syrian Kurdish YPG militia and Islamic State.